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What You Get

Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.

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Conference Pass

Full access to the event, from educational sessions to networking events.

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Flight Voucher

Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $200 flight reimbursement.

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Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.

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5 Star Catering

Let us treat you to breakfast, lunch, networking receptions and dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.

250+

Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of supply chain.

30+

Thought Leaders

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.

60+

Leading Solutions

Meet only the solution providers most relevant for your projects and initiatives.

2.5K

Connections

Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a truly customized agenda based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.

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Learning Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.

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Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.

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Networking Activities

The perfect place to connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.

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Research Meetings

Face-to-face 25-minute meetings to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.

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KEY THEMES

A 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 43 Steering Committee Members and centered around 5 key themes addressing the main challenges of Optimizing the Supply Chain to Keep up with the Age of Disruption

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Key Themes

close Disruptive Technologies and the Supply Chain
  • Panel: How to Succeed in a World of Disruptive Technologies and Changing Consumer Behavior
  • Effective Technology Planning and Development of Implementation
  • Technology Enablers (Data, AI and Analytics) for Agility and Visibility
  • Blockchain’s Role in the Modern Supply Chain
  • Automation & Robotics’ Impact on the Supply Chain
  • Selection and Implementation of IoT in Day to Day Operations
  • Remaining Competitive in Today’s Rapidly Changing Consumer Markets & Age of Disruption
  • Achieving Effective Digital Supply Chain Transformation to Gain a Competitive advantage
  • Developing and Implementing of Successful S&OP and Visibility Maintenance
  • Global Economic and Political Landscape Impacting the Supply Chain
  • Successfully Mitigating Risk in a Global Market
  • Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement and A Team of Tomorrow
  • Managing Multi-Cultural/Multi-Generational Diversity: Closing the Gap
  • Developing and Implementing Successful Metrics & Benchmarks in Warehousing
  • Managing Warehouse Security
  • TMS Selection Criteria and Best Practices
  • Winning the Last Mile Logistics Battle
  • Managing Increasing Cost and Capacity of Transportation
  • A Look at Driverless Trucks as A Long-Haul Solution
  • Panel Discussion: Tackling the Ever-Growing Driver Shortage Challenge
  • Delivering on Consumer Experience: Keeping up with the Amazon Effect
  • Effective methods for capturing VOC
  • Inventory Optimization to Achieve Successful Fulfillment
  • Improving Performance with the Correct KPI’s
  • Best Practices to Increase Supply Chain Visibility and Agility
  • Improving Forecasting Accuracy
  • Panel: Global Trends: What Does the Future of Procurement Look Like?
  • Developing a Non-Cost Reduction Focused Procurement Strategy that will Create Company Value
  • Effective Procurement Strategies for Cost Optimization
  • Advantages of Centralized vs Decentralized Procurement
  • The Digitalization of Procurement and Strategies for Adaptation
  • Procurement Talent: Acquisition, Development, Retention
  • Sourcing Innovation Strategies to Increase Speed to Market and Agility
  • Implementing an E-Sourcing System to Optimize Cost Savings
  • Successful Supplier Risk Management & Mitigation Tactics
  • Creating an Effective Supplier Scorecard
  • Increasing Strategic Supplier Collaboration
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Supply Base Consolidation

SPEAKERS

Get insights from 30+ executives who are in the field addressing industry challenges.

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Donald Crumpler

Vice President, Supply Chain & Integration

BMC Stock Holdings

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Brian Diephuis

President

thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services

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Ramon Gonzalez

Vice President, Corporate Quality and Supply Chain Management

Daikin Applied Americas

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Jonathan Biggert

Vice President of Supply Chain

European Wax Center

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David Barnard

Vice President Supply Chain and Logistics

Colliers International

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Gregory Toornman

Global VP of Materials Management and Logistics

AGCO Corporation

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Steven Hainey

Director of Supply Chain, Applied Materials

Newell Brands

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Zahid Rashid

Global Director of Distribution

Jelly Belly Candy Company

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John Mory

Director of Logistics and Team Development

Farm Fresh To You

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John Sitilides

Geopolitical Strategist

Trilogy Advisors LLC

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Rob Allan

Program Director

IBM

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Stephen Engel

SVP, Practice Lead

Hitachi

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Brad Stitt

Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

Hitachi Consulting

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Alex Zhong

Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing Manager

IBM

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Grant Wolf

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

SensiTech

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Kevin Reader

Director Business Development & Marketing

KNAPP

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Tyler Buskard

Sales Director

BluJay Solutions

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Sean Bliss

Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Corcentric

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Daniel Barfield

Executive Vice President

eTrac

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Mark Schenecker

VP, Strategic Customers, Center of Excellence

SAP Ariba

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Douglas Ubel

Vice President of Purchasing

Milbank Manufacturing Company

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Tolga Tuksal

Previous Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain and Planning

MPC

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Eric Strom

Vice President of Procurement

Mattress Firm

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Gustavo Sassi

Head of Procurement

GlobeNet Inc

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Greg Horton

Product Marketing Director

OpenText

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Joe Beydoun

Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence

Lipari Foods

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Brian deLyon

Director of Operational Excellence

Meggitt

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Mariano Legaz

Chief Procurement Officer

Sprint

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Digvijay Singh

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Viacom Inc.

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Jonathan Tam

Vice President of Operations

Revolve

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Mark Dickinson

Head of IT Software Systems

SSI Schaefer

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Sudy Bharadwaj

Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

SAP Ariba

AGENDA

Make every session valuable by selecting up to 3 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you. Check out last year's sessions!

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Supply Chain Leadership Strategies
Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Optimization
Demand Planning and Consumer Volatility
Disruptive Technologies and the Supply Chain
Procurement Strategies & Sustainability
Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Partnerships
SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Monday, August 20Keynote Presentation

close How AI and Blockchain will Transform the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesIBM - Program Director

You need to act quickly with confidence to mitigate disruptions and deliver with speed, at scale. Learn how AI and blockchain can give you real-time insight into the lifecycle of every transaction. Drive unprecedented transparency and trust. And empower you to make better decisions faster to build a smarter supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to optimize efficiency across your trading partner networks
  • How to reduce disruption mitigate time from days, to minutes
  • How to get a single version of the truth for shipment status across multiple parties
  • How to get started quickly with AI and blockchain

Speaker

Rob Allan
Program DirectorIBM
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, August 20Supersession

close Building a Sustainable Supply Chain to Delight Consumers for the Next 100+ Years

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesAnheuser-Busch - Chief Supply Officer

As Chief Supply Officer at the world’s leading brewer, Pete Kraemer will speak to how AB InBev is building a sustainable supply chain that delivers fresher beers more efficiently to consumers around the world. Pete will explain how his team leverages innovative technologies across the supply chain to help ensure product quality and consistency, earning the trust of consumers, customers, and the communities where they operate.

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Peter Kraemer
Chief Supply OfficerAnheuser-Busch
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close The Fast and the Furious: Winning the Race to the Final Mile

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationeTrac - Executive Vice President

Learn about who the carriers are in the final mile space and what kinds of services they can provide for you. Identify the challenges and opportunities you can expect from the final mile world and how to avoid pitfalls while you build your final mile network.

Key Take-Aways

  • Finding final mile carriers
  • Key technologies to meet your customer expectations
  • Accomplishing the 100% connectivity goal
  • Quickly and effectively deploying your network

Speaker

Daniel Barfield
Executive Vice PresidenteTrac
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Strategic Sourcing - How to Navigate Volatile Raw Material Markets

Strategic Sourcing & Supplier PartnershipsMilbank Manufacturing Company - Vice President of Purchasing

A strategic approach to sourcing and suppliers is critical to the growth and success of a business. Many raw materials markets can quickly change due to a variety of factors including tariffs, sanctions, demand from new products, availability of supply due to new sources or closures, environmental restrictions as well as others. Examples will be highlighted of the steel, aluminum and copper markets. In the past two years, they have experienced rapidly increasing prices, mill allocations, new automotive products, sanctions against Russia and tariffs from the Commerce Department.

Key Take-Aways

  • Strategic Sourcing is a key to business success
  • The first priority is to ensure sustainable supply
  • Know what levers can be activated to minimize the impacts of rapidly changing markets
  • Communication across the organization is a key to be aligned with the proper actions

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Douglas Ubel
Vice President of PurchasingMilbank Manufacturing Company
Monday, August 20Breakout Panel

close Tackling the Ever-Growing Driver Shortage Challenge

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationBMC Stock Holdings - Vice President, Supply Chain & Integration
Jelly Belly Candy Company - Global Director of Distribution
Farm Fresh To You - Director of Logistics and Team Development
Revolve - Vice President of Operations

During this 50-minute interactive discussion, panelists will address pressing questions when it comes to the ongoing driver shortage in the US and how it is affecting the supply chain’s bottom line.

  • How significant is the driver shortage in the US?
  • How has it affected the supply chain?
  • What are some cost saving solutions/alternatives being implemented?
  • What can the transportation industry expect in the coming years?

Speaker

Donald Crumpler
Vice President, Supply Chain & IntegrationBMC Stock Holdings
Zahid Rashid
Global Director of DistributionJelly Belly Candy Company
John Mory
Director of Logistics and Team DevelopmentFarm Fresh To You
Jonathan Tam
Vice President of OperationsRevolve
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close An Inside Look at AI for the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesIBM - Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing Manager

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform the modern supply chain, enabling new levels of visibility, transparency and trust. Learn how AI can change the game for your supply chain – and find out how machine learning works through real-world supply chain scenarios.

Key Take-Aways

  • How AI can help you proactively predict, assess and mitigate disruptions and risks
  • How AI can optimize collaboration across a complex network of trading partners
  • How to train your AI to ensure supply chain success
  • How to get started quickly with AI

Speaker

Alex Zhong
Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering ManagementSr. Portfolio Marketing ManagerIBM
Breakout Presentation

close Advantages of Centralized Versus Decentralized Procurement

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilitySprint - Chief Procurement Officer

Companies are striving to strike a balance between centralized and decentralized procurement functions. They aim to capture economies of scale by leveraging the needs of an entire organization. A hybrid approach supports the centralization of the sourcing function, enhances flexibility and allows certain activities to be managed locally.

Key Take-Aways

  • Evolution of Centralized Procurement within Sprint
  • Driving Economies of Scale
  • Balancing organization focus and priorities to enable collaboration and create value
  • Benefits of Centralization with a Flexible Approach

Speaker

Mariano Legaz
Chief Procurement OfficerSprint
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Create a World Class eCommerce or Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center; Increase Performance and Lower Your Cost Per Order

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationKNAPP - Director Business Development & Marketing

Whether you have a manual or a highly automated eCommerce or OmniChannel warehouse, learn how you can manage your resources efficiently and effectively – out performing your competition and “leading the pack” by achieving industry-leading performance! Learn how one company achieved this result in under 6 months, with an exceptional ROI.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Market drivers that make this strategy essential for C-level, supply chain and operations managers
  • Reduce your cost per order
  • Manage labor costs, scheduling and volatility
  • Increase uptime and utilization of automation
  • Perform under continuously changing operating conditions, reacting and optimizing logistics resources quickly – as you go – and in real time!

Speaker

Kevin Reader
Director Business Development & MarketingKNAPP
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close How to Build a Flexible Supply Chain for Uncertain Times (And Why)

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Optimizationthyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services - President

Disruption and changes from almost every angle are adding complexity to optimizing supply chains. President of thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services, Brian Diephuis, looks at how to build flexibility into supply chain logistics in order to keep market disruptors from eroding a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Take-Aways 

  • How to use cultural development to battle against talent shortages
  • Learn to accelerate production rapidly, speed internal manufacturing cycles and reach end customers more quickly
  • Find balance whether it is managing brick and mortar commitments or outsourcing

Speaker

Brian Diephuis
Presidentthyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Implementing an Effective Structure for a World Class Procurement Organization

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityMPC - Previous Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain and Planning

Organizational design, effective processes and performance management tools can transform the procurement function from transactional to strategic organization. In this presentation, we will analyze several best-in-class procurement organizational structures. We will explore how to design and implement the most effective structure, create and upgrade processes and performance management tools that complement and enhance the structure in order to build a capable and world class procurement organization.

Key Take Aways:

  • Organizational Structure Types
  • Organizational Structure Gap Analysis and Selection
  • Centralized Purchasing Structure
  • Performance Management Tools

 

Speaker

Tolga Tuksal
Previous Director of Corporate Purchasing, Supply Chain and PlanningMPC
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Leverage IOT Sensor Technology to Proactively Manage your Supply Chain

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainSensiTech - Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Learn how IOT technology is improving real-time supply chain visibility for increased supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing proactive solutions to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – mitigates the risks associated by supply chain disruptions during transit.

Key Take-Aways

  • Review  IOT sensor technology being used for supply chain management today, and have a look at where the technology is going in the future
  • Understand how real-time sensor alerts can help address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting, and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance
  • Examine ways that IOT technology can be integrated into existing supply chain systems and processes

Speaker

Grant Wolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business DevelopmentSensiTech
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Geopolitical Risk & Strategic Supply Chain Security

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesTrilogy Advisors LLC - Geopolitical Strategist

Geopolitical risk is powerfully impacting the critical decisions of supply chain executives in an increasingly disruptive global landscape. John Sitilides breaks down the world’s leading geopolitical security flashpoints so that supply chain executives can better understand, anticipate and mitigate disruptive risk and build a sharper competitive edge to withstand geopolitical crosswinds.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Business executives will better understand, anticipate and mitigate geopolitical risk in a disrupted global marketplace
  • Which geographic regions are of greatest supply chain concern?
  • Why do political leaders make the strategic decisions that impact supply chain security?

Speaker

John Sitilides
Geopolitical StrategistTrilogy Advisors LLC
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Promoting Procurement Agility – Leveraging Multiple Strategies to Expand Influence

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityMattress Firm - Vice President of Procurement

As a key support function for the business, Procurement teams must remain nimble to provide the best possible value to their ever-evolving organizations. In this session, we will discuss a unique perspective on agility, as well as some common techniques for improving the agility of the Procurement function and your organization over all.

Key Take-Aways

  • Changing the perception of Procurement
  • Tools to Keep your Team Agile
  • How to Keep your Contracts Nimble
  • Emerging Research on Procurement Agility in Digital Age

Speaker

Eric Strom
Vice President of ProcurementMattress Firm
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Driving Distribution Efficiency and Sustainability Through Performance Based Compensation

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationBMC Stock Holdings - Vice President, Supply Chain & Integration

Driver shortages are forcing companies to reevaluate driver recruitment, retention, and compensation programs. Performance based compensation programs should be considered to attract and retain quality drivers while driving the efficiency needed to provide excellent customer service and overall company profitability. In this session, we will explore one company’s journey in transforming their traditional hourly compensation plan into a performance based program.

Key Take-Aways 

  • To attract and retain drivers you must have an attractive, flexible compensation plan
  • There are significant safety, efficiency, and CAPEX opportunities in moving from hourly based compensation to performance based compensation
  • The right technology and transparency is key to a successful performance based pay program
  • Performance based compensation should be a tremendous win for the company and the employee

Speaker

Donald Crumpler
Vice President, Supply Chain & IntegrationBMC Stock Holdings
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Visibility and Why it is Crucial for Company Growth

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesBluJay Solutions - Sales Director

From order placement to final mile, heightened visibility can be a driving force for growth. Strong visibility is vital in locating where actionable improvements can be taken. BluJay Solutions will help clarify why improved visibility will generate better results.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Visibility Drives Prescriptive Action
  • Visibility should not be siloed to individual areas of your supply chain
  • Visibility has to start with the questions what, and why

Speaker

Tyler Buskard
Sales DirectorBluJay Solutions
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close The Hidden Revenue in Your Indirect Spend

Corcentric - Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Did you know that every dollar in indirect spend that is brought under management represents savings of 10-20 percent? It’s money you can keep from escaping when you strategically manage all of your purchases. Our presentation, “The Hidden Opportunity in Your Indirect Spend,” will provide a comprehensive look at the inefficiencies that exist in many procurement processes and how you can get maverick spend under control. The key is to leverage group buying power and industry expertise so that you have visibility to every dollar you spend and ensure it is working for you. Learn how an indirect spend solution that combines cutting-edge technology with personal industry expertise enables your business to control spend.

Key Take-Aways

  • Spend analysis and buying behavior optimization
  • Industry and price bench-marking
  • Best practice supplier management and consolidation
  • Contract negotiation and management

Speaker

Sean Bliss
Vice President of Sales for Indirect SpendCorcentric
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Improving Performance with the Correct KPI’s

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesMeggitt - Director of Operational Excellence

Selection of KPI’s is a foundational activity to ensure the success of any organization.  Too often, organizations choose and manage KPI’s that do not truly measure the attributes of performance that indicate true performance.  Often times, an organization does not have alignment on what is being measured throughout.  In order to ensure this alignment and proper KPI selection, the following 3 elements should be considered, stakeholders, strategy, and structure. 

Once the proper KPI’s are in place, it becomes all about execution.  There are 4 Disciplines of Execution that will be discussed in depth :

  • Focus on a few “Wildly Important” goals that are widely communicated.
  • Act on the Lead measures to drive achievement of the “Wildly Important” goals.
  • Keep a compelling scoreboard.
  • Create a regular cadence of accountability to keep track of progress.

Speaker

Brian deLyon
Director of Operational ExcellenceMeggitt
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close How Tomorrow’s Revolutionary Technologies Provide Real Value Today

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationAGCO Corporation - Global VP of Materials Management and Logistics

AGCO has been able to achieve net inbound freight cost reduction of 20%+, drive network wide performance improvement of 15%+, integrate a sophisticated approach to network wide risk management, implement a globally standardized & integrated transportation management system, and implemented a forward looking freight capacity (dimension and weight) planning process at lane level detail.

AGCO was awarded the coveted German BVL award for supply chain innovation in 2016 and the European Logistics Associations 2017 gold medal for supply chain innovation with its “Smart Logistics” initiative. Learn how AGCO was able to develop the strategy, define the roadmap, gain company wide support, and implement with great success across its global network of its sites and its global 3,000+ direct material supplier sites and over 180+ freight carriers.

Key Take Aways

  • Significant and sustained cost reduction
  • Forward looking freight forecast at lane level detail over a 12 month future period
  • Freight network performance management at the carrier and shipping supplier level
  • Integrated risk management
  • Becoming a shipper of choice to carriers

Speaker

Gregory Toornman
Global VP of Materials Management and LogisticsAGCO Corporation
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesDaikin Applied Americas - Vice President, Corporate Quality and Supply Chain Management

SCRM should be part of every company’s overall risk management plan. Just like suppliers can help make a company what it is, they can also bring it to its knees. Or worse, shut it down. Do you know what your risks are? If so, what are you doing about it?

Key Take-Aways 

  • Know where risks come from
  • See examples of their terrible effects
  • Learn how you can measure and mitigate risks

Speaker

Ramon Gonzalez
Vice President, Corporate Quality and Supply Chain ManagementDaikin Applied Americas
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close How the Intelligent Business Network Enables the Autonomous Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesOpenText - Product Marketing Director

We believe supply chain—done right—can be the strategic weapon for your CEO and your entire business. The foundation for the supply chain of the future is being laid today with the introduction of key technologies that will allow for greater integration, collaboration and automation. Supply chain is no longer a ‘cost of doing business’ focused on efficiency alone.  There is a proven, direct correlation between B2B maturity and supply chains that deliver top line business results and performance.

Key Takeaways:

In this session you will:

  • Learn key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • See how digital business ecosystems, internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain

Speaker

Greg Horton
Product Marketing DirectorOpenText
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Global Trends: What Does the Future of Procurement Look Like?

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilityGlobeNet Inc - Head of Procurement

During this presentation the speaker will discuss what is to come in Procurement and how to best prepare to come out on top. He will tackle some of these pressing questions:

  • What are some of the major procurement disruptors that are changing the game?
  • How has technology changed procurement processes?
  • How is supplier relationship management changing?
  • How are sourcing trends evolving in a “Made in America” environment?

Speaker

Gustavo Sassi
Head of ProcurementGlobeNet Inc
Monday, August 20Breakout Presentation

close Start Preparing for Tech Integrated Business Planning 2.0 Today

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainNewell Brands - Director of Supply Chain, Applied Materials

What will the integrated business planning (IBP) processes of the next decade encompass and why must companies start preparing for them today? The pace of technology change is happening faster than ever seen prior while being indiscriminate on the industries it is disrupting. With today’s market dynamics and changing corporate structures, getting internal and external planning alignment across key customers, functional areas, geographical regions, and suppliers are more complex than ever seen. With this trend occurring, advanced analytics including Artificial Intelligence (AI) is supplying a substantial competitive advantage for those who embrace it. Is your company preparing for this movement or may it become one of the many organizations who will be displaced?

Key Take-Aways

  • Cover the rapid technology changes occurring and where the IBP processes of the next decade is going
  • Review the different IBP maturity stages for People, Process, and Technology
  • Interactive smartphone survey bench-marking attendees IBP maturity levels and other related topics
  • Discuss methods to progress your IBP maturity to prepare for advanced analytics

Speaker

Steven Hainey
Director of Supply Chain, Applied MaterialsNewell Brands
MondayNetworking

Cocktail Reception

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday, August 21Keynote presentation

close Build a Smart Supply Chain—One Step at a Time

Supply Chain Strategies & LeadershipHitachi Consulting - Senior Vice President, Practice Lead
Hitachi Consulting - Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

The supply chain revolution is happening—but what does it mean for you? Advances in connected IoT technologies are radically changing the way you manage the supply chain. By connecting customers, manufacturers, and suppliers through the smart supply chain, you can make the flow of goods faster, safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. And by taking a logical, step-by-step approach that combines operational technology (OT) and IT expertise, you can build a smart supply chain at your own pace—and realize exceptional results.

Key Take-Aways

  • Assess your business and supply chain challenges: Identify where you are now—and the best starting point for moving to a smart, connected supply chain
  • Gain knowledge: Understand the value smart solutions and connected IoT technologies can bring to your business with real-time insights and reporting
  • Move forward without fear: Learn how to transform your supply chain one smart step at a time

Speaker

Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice LeadHitachi Consulting
Brad Stitt
Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain PracticeHitachi Consulting
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

Tuesday, August 21Breakout Presentation

close Effective Methods for Capturing VOC

Demand Planning and Consumer VolatilityEuropean Wax Center - Vice President of Supply Chain

The ability to understand your customer’s wants and needs is of the utmost importance in today’s ultra-competitive markets.  By managing your brand’s reputation you get unique insight to your customer and what drives her purchasing decisions. During this presentation we will explore techniques that are used by European Wax Center to capture the Voice of the Customer.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Best techniques in capturing customer insights
  • Closing the feedback loop
  • Taking action to improve the customer experience

Speaker

Jonathan Biggert
Vice President of Supply ChainEuropean Wax Center
Tuesday, August 21Breakout Presentation

close The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution OptimizationLipari Foods - Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence

This presentation will be focusing on different tools and technologies to deliver rich content at the right time to the right people who will help drive decisions in your Supply Chain. With the ever-increasing data collection technologies, there is a critical need to create easy to use visualizations to pinpoint inefficiencies. This presentation will also cover the different platforms to deliver content to users.

Key Take-Aways

  • Dashboards delivered to the right audience
  • Can Big Data exist in your Supply Chain? y No Guts!
  • We need real data to make decisions
  • TVs, iPads, Smartphones and wearables, oh, and laptops/desktops too. Visualizations can go anywhere anytime

Speaker

Joe Beydoun
Director Supply Chain and Business IntelligenceLipari Foods
Tuesday, August 21Breakout Presentation

close Get Ready for the NextGen E-commerce Automation Revolution: How to Plan for Million+ SKUs and Units / Day Throughput—even with Labor Shortages

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainSSI Schaefer - Head of IT Software Systems

Learn how consumer behavior and labor markets are spurring the NextGen Automation Revolution.  Consumers are changing shopping behaviors and retailers need to accommodate to compete. E-commerce is fueling the increase in consumer demand even as labor shortages are the new norm. Gaining additional throughput with automation requires expertise in planning, dense storage, and highly efficient automated material handling systems all managed by sophisticated WMS technologies. Andy Williams, an automation systems expert, will take you through the challenges and benefits when designing for NextGen automation distribution in today’s market challenges. Learn how to optimize a limited labor force or plan for a minimally staffed facility that will carry your operation into the future.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Understand requirements that are needed in order to implement an automated solution to meet NextGen e-commerce / omni-channel demands.
  • Learn how to plan a distribution center with high throughput and minimum labor requirements.
  • Knowing how to pair the right WMS solution with the right automation equipment.
  • Gain knowledge about what types of automation equipment work best with smaller footprints or existing real estate in order to get maximum throughput.

Speaker

Mark Dickinson
Head of IT Software SystemsSSI Schaefer
Tuesday, August 21Breakout Presentation

close Transforming Leadership across Cultures and Generations

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesFarm Fresh To You - Director of Logistics and Team Development

If your employees are falling short on goals, lacking teamwork, or there seems to be a disconnect between management and your labor force, bring measurable growth and build your business by building your team. Key focus on Millennials and Gen-Xers from a variety of cultures and backgrounds – taking them to the next level while helping other generations leverage their uniqueness.

Key Take-Aways

  • Leading with radical change, cultivates radical change and achieves radical results
  • You can build your business by building people
  • Successfully leading out with a multi-generational, multicultural team

 

Speaker

John Mory
Director of Logistics and Team DevelopmentFarm Fresh To You
Tuesday, August 21Breakout Presentation

close Keeping Pace with Innovations in Procurement

Procurement Strategies & SustainabilitySAP Ariba - Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)

New developments in procurement techniques, business networks and foundational IT technology are having a profound impact on procurement.  At the same time, the essential human element of procurement is changing like never before as the expectations of the user community continues to increase.  In this session, we will look at the intersection of advances in technology and the expectations of people in the procurement processes.  We will explore the latest in machine learning, blockchain, artificial intelligence, predictive risk and how these innovations are driving transformations in a way that really matters to people.

Speaker

Sudy Bharadwaj
Senior Director, Ariba for Direct (A4D)SAP Ariba
Tuesday, August 21Breakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Visibility… Seamlessly Track Product Throughout the Supply Chain from Production to Customer

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesColliers International - Vice President Supply Chain and Logistics

Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is the ability to see, in real time, the status of an order at any stage of its life cycle from creation through delivery. Companies which embrace SCV are pushing the boundaries of business intelligence, and reaping the rewards for being trail blazers.

Key Take-Aways

  • The level of importance CEOs and CSCOs place on SCV
  • What SCV looks like and how a company can leverage the capability to lower costs and improve throughput
  • The high-level process of making SCV a reality for your company
  • SCV benefits for all partners within the supply chain ecosystem

Speaker

David Barnard
Vice President Supply Chain and LogisticsColliers International
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

STEERING COMMITTEE

Experienced supply chain leaders help us design a relevant, thought-provoking, and 100% peer-led educational program that stimulates discussion and  facilitates meaningful collaboration.

Steering Committee Members

Dave Harrington VP Supply Chain Ops.
Status Technologies
Kevin Mills Director of Supply Chain
Fairmont Santrol Incorporated
John Janson Director of Global Logistics
SanMar Corporation
William Bagley Vice President of Global Procurement
UnumProvident Corporation
Martin Fijman VP of Procurement
Sprint Corporation
Valerie Conard Senior Director of Procurement
Ardent Mills
Philip Carpenito Senior Director of Procurement
The Nature's Bounty Co.
David Fortes Director, Manufacturing Operations
Intel Corporation
David Zamudio Americas Sourcing Director
Essity
David Meeks VP Supply Chain Ops.
Summit Electric Supply Co.
Michael McMahon Group VP Supply Chain Operations
Beachbody LLC
Ramon Gonzalez Vice President of Supply Chain
Daikin Applied Americas
Lee Best Vice President Operations and LogisticsVice President Operations and Logistics
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co
Ahmet Karacaoglu Executive Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
Alexion Pharmaceuticals

ATTENDEES

Over the year’s we’ve hosted senior level executives from over 80% of the Fortune 100 as well as thousands of up and coming mid-market organizations. See last year's attendees!

Attendee Testimonials

"I always walk away from a SCOPE conference with a new appreciation for how well it’s run and impressed with the depth of the presentations. The presentations aren’t entirely strategic or for that matter solely operational. They’re typically a great mix of both…which means you can take concepts and strategies back to your workplace and use them immediately. I highly recommend the conference for Supply Chain & Logistics pros who are looking for contemporary solutions to solve their business issues."

"The best part SCOPE were the various presentations and topics covered. It was an effective use of my time and the right length. I was able to attend several presentations, including keynotes. I learned some things during the presentations and during my 1-1 meetings with vendors. I would definitely recommend this event to others in this field. "

"SCOPE provided different ways of looking how to successfully implement process improvement which is the biggest benefit to my job. Anyone at any level of the organization would walk away with something they can put to good use when attending SCOPE."

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EXHIBITORS

SCOPE is the supply chain industry’s fastest growing event, quickly establishing a reputation as the deal generating show. Discover last year's solution partners!

Exhibitor Testimonials
EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIALS

"The LTX team thoroughly enjoys attending the SCOPE semi-annually and finds it to be one of our greatest business development activities. Having face-to-face meetings with potential prospects greatly impacts our ability to explain our services accurately, as well as building rapport. The 25-minute appointments enables us to meet a significant amount of contacts in a short time period, allowing us to continue the conversation at a later date. The Quartz Team provides detailed information on the companies attending the conference and organizes meetings with our target clientele. "

EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIALS

"The SCOPE Conference provides the perfect opportunity for key decision makers and exhibitors to have one-on-one targeted meetings to discuss Supply Chain challenges, needs and solutions. The SCOPE team does a fabulous job of matching attendees’ needs to exhibitors’ services ensuring that meetings are focused, informative and productive. "

Exhibitor List

ABOUT SCOPE

The supply chain industry's leading executive-level conference plays host to over 1,000 senior-level attendees each year. In the last decade, we’ve produced 20 large scale SCOPE conferences across America.

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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals, cocktail receptions and industry dinner.

The Hotel

Hyatt Regency

Located in the heart of downtown, Hyatt Regency Denver offers easy access to an incredible selection of arts and entertainment and prime attractions.

Enjoy an exclusive Denver, Colorado lodging experience when you stay at our downtown hotel adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center. All of our premium accommodations feature plush Hyatt Grand Beds®, large-screen Smart TVs, generous work stations with free Wi-Fi, and amazing views of the Rocky Mountains or State Capitol.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
Denver International Airport is approximately 27 miles from the Hyatt Regency. Travelers can reach the hotel via taxi or use the A line, the new rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo's (lower downtown) Union Station and back, courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD). The Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center | 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

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